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Surprising benefits of CBD for pets

Posted on August 23 2019

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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, will CBD keep the vet away?

There’s a lot of hype surrounding CBD right now as well as a lot of misconceptions about it. CBD is a compound found in the hemp plant, but it’s very different from its notorious brother, THC a.k.a. Tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is starting to be used for therapeutic purposes in humans and increasingly for pets. Of course, unlike THC, CBD won’t make you or your pet high.

A short biology lesson: all mammals have an endocannabinoid system. Introducing cannabinoids from external sources like CBD can help the body promote homeostasis which reduces pain and inflammation among other benefits. And those benefits aren’t just for humans.

How can hemp oil help pets?

A full-spectrum of conditions can be treated with CBD. It’s important to use only the highest quality products in order to provide your pet with a premium experience. CBD products are great for treating seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, symptoms of cancer, and gastrointestinal issues. Though CBD is not a substitute for pain management medications, it is often extremely effective as a supplement.

One of the greatest benefits of CBD is that, unlike some of the popular pain medications, CBD cannabidiol has no life-threatening side effects with proper dosage. It won’t affect your pet’s kidney or liver because CBD is a purely natural ingredient, often preserved in natural coconut or hemp oil. It won't make your pet high or sedated — only healthier and happier.

How does CBD oil interact with your pet’s body?

Relief is provided when the cannabinoids found in cannabis plant interact with the endocannabinoid system. It is the entire system of neurotransmitters and receptors throughout your pet’s body. Cannabinoids interact with the body to modulate things like pain, anxiety and more.

Proper doses of CBD oil for pets are important. Cases of CBD overdoses are extremely rare but aren’t totally impossible. The golden rule is to always consult your vet before deciding to give your pet anything. Only with proper dosing, you will achieve the calming and relaxing effect your pet needs. Correct dosing can be great for their cardiovascular system, it can help you treat Alzheimer's, and help your pet be more active. 

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects. This helps older pets remain more active as their hips and joints will stay healthier longer. It doesn’t even take much CBD to achieve these benefits. In general, giving your pet 2mg of CBD per pound of the animal’s body weight per day is all you need. But again, consult your veterinarian before moving forward with a CBD regimen for your pet.

Fun alternative ways of administering  CBD to your pets

There are many ways to give your pet CBD. Besides some topicals — you can use CBD oil in their food or water. But here are some tastier ways of administering CBD. If you offer them a tasty treat they won’t notice a thing. If you want a playful and healthy dog — Hemp Trailz Chicken Rawhide Bone contains 300 mg of pure CBD extract. Made only from natural ingredients, it helps dogs to maintain a sense of calm plus support for their active hips and joints.

If your pet likes peanut butter, you are in luck and they are in for a treat. Peanut Butter Syringe from Hemp Trailz will give your pet a delicious treat and help you make sure the dosage is correct. If your pup is more into pepperoni than peanut butter—there is a solution! Dog pepperoni treats! When it comes to the discerning tastes of a cat, Cat Daily treats will make your feline feel amazing. 

The conclusion is simple: consult your vet and visit our online store. We have even more amazing products for you and your pet.